From John M. Forbes, 10 May 1802
New York May 10th. 1802.
Having just returned from Boston, I take the earliest opportunity to announce to you my intention of embarking in the Ship Iris for London. This Ship will certainly Sail on or before Sunday next. Should you have any dispatches for our Ministers in England or France, I shall be happy in paying the merited attention in delivering them or forwarding them by the best Conveyances—and have the honor to be, with Sentiments of the most Perfect Respect, Your obedient Servant.
John M. Forbes